Ashley Garner Returns to Community Foundation

Ashley (Ellington) Garner will return as Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, taking over from current Executive Director Joel Snider. Garner served as Executive Director of the Foundation from its inception in 2015 until May 2018. Ed Watter, chair of the board of directors for the Community Foundation says, “We’re glad Ashley


Community Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Cycle

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome will kick off its fourth annual grant cycle with a seminar at the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce on September 12th at 4:00 pm. At the seminar, local nonprofits can learn about this year’s grant criteria. “In addition, we will continue to provide our annual suggestions on how nonprofits can


Elevation House Completes Training, Finds Permanent Home

Elevation House has found its permanent home at the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center. Rome Mayor and KAB board chair Bill Collins, Elevation House board president Don Scuvotti, and Elevation House executive director Carrie Edge spoke at a press conference Tuesday welcoming the new nonprofit to the former Main High School building. Elevation House uses the Clubhouse model


Blooms on Broad Launches This Week

Across the country, many community foundations are doing more than just providing funds for other charities. When the Community Foundation for Greater Rome began, we wanted to give back to the community in a way that created a legacy for years to come. A trip to Columbus, Indiana sowed the seeds of our new legacy


GIVE 2020

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome had an unusual start.  When it launched in late 2015, it had no money.  “All we had was the commitment of the people sitting around the table,” said Ashley Ellington the foundation’s first Executive Director.  From those commitments, however, great things have happened. In all of its funds, the


Greater Community Bank Builds Giving Capacity

Generosity isn’t just for individuals.  Greater Community Bank believes companies can be generous givers, too.  In order to build their resources for charitable giving, last year GCB established a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the Community Foundation for Greater Rome. David Lance, president of the bank said, “Our goal is to be a leading corporate


Meet Our Youngest Advisors

A couple of years ago, Pat and Wright Bagby wanted to do something special for their 50th wedding anniversary.  So they established a donor advised fund at our foundation. They added a special feature to their fund by designating their grandchildren as the fund’s advisors. Each December the grandchildren meet at Wright and Pat’s home